It’s a Love Hate World

Hi awesome peeps! Long time no read. And darn, have i missed you all.

It’s amazing how much we can go through in such little time. How much we can change in no time at all. I realised that there’s always someone out there ready to bring you down, manipulate and ruin things for you, but we have the ability to parry those daggers of hate and pain away from us.

I had a few big arguments because of a person out there trying to make me angry, make me trip and result in me making the people i love hate me in return. With people out there like that hiding their cloak of lies and deceit, i have realised that we have a way to reflect that damage away from us so that we can do the things we want to and be with the people we love and maybe even repair the damages done because of them; in the hope that the person you care about will see through it all and see you in your true form. My journey has begun and i hope that i can one day repair the damages to indirectly show that deceitful person that i am unstoppable and show the person i care about that i have always cared and always will.

Another lesson learned.

Another step in the right direction.

Wherever it may lead next.

 

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The Existence of Real Life Superheroes

Everyone has a hero. Whether it’s an artist, a musician, an actor/actress, a family member, a friend or someone you so dearly love. All of the above exist, but what about real life superheroes. Well the first thing is simple, do they exist? It is up to you how you take this, but i believe that no matter what superhero you can think of, they all come from real life. In this reality we have really strong fighters, fast athletes, super brainy individuals and even the odd person who shows signs of the extraordinary, let’s say for example, someone with a high level bio-electric field. Of course superheroes date back to even as far as the Gods of mythology e.g. Greek Gods, but superheroes have always shown exaggerated abilities of what we humans currently have.

I believe in superheroes. The truth is currently there are so called superheroes already among the Earth, some have even been shown on television. These superheroes aren’t the super powered heroes we know in comics or films but are super in heart. These superheroes such as the already popular Phoenix Jones and Purple Reign are human as us but show great passion in helping one another. And then there’s the costumes, the ultimate symbol that all will recognise. Both the superheroes above and many more wear costumes despite the mainstream audience’s sarcasm and dis-belief. This is what makes them super. Have they helped us? Yes they have. That makes them heroes. Superheroes.

The only downside is the debateable subject of law. By this i mean the many questions related to laws and regulations and of course the politics involved in whether or not this should be allowed. Some believe that this is just outrageous and “crazy”, while others see it as a symbol of hope and safety. I am biased. I love superheroes and everything real superheroes stand for. On the dark we have people scrutinising over whether these Supers should be allowed to just roam the streets and be involve in crime. Some believe that they are in fact getting in the way of the police’s duties. This could however be directly counteracted with the fact that Supers manage to be at the scene of a crime way before the police. This doesn’t mean that the police are slow to work, but merely that the Supers are faster or at the right time and place. The police get paid and are on duty with money rolling into the bank. Supers on the other hand are volunteers of the people that put their own lives at risk for the safety of others, for free. That’s where i belong. What some lovers of superheroes forget is that the police aren’t all bad. I could agree that so many are bathing in power and pride but i believe in people becoming police officers to protect the people. Not all police are bad, but many seem to dislike the Supers.

One thing that intrigued me was that most of these happen in America (which does sort of makes sense), however i wanted to know what the laws were for Supers or “masked vigilantes” in England, or more closely where i am from, London. So i was walking home today from one of my regular strolls and i happened to come across two police officers. Of course i opened with “May i ask you a very bizarre question?” I went on to explain about masked Supers and asked what the laws are to it. They were a little stumped at first but later explained that here in London, there is one main rule that no one can cause any member of the public any sort of alarm. As soon as a public member becomes affected negatively, then it can be considered an offense. It seemed perfectly reasonable to me. I then went on to propose a scenario.

“A man has just attacked an innocent and a Super has seen them and chases the villain. The Super catches up with the villain, grabs his arm, twists it around his back and pins him to the ground. The Super then calls the police.”

Is this acceptable? I would say yes. The police however had only one real problem with it. They stated that the masked individual is not allowed to attack first, therefore no arm bending, unless it is done as a result of an attack against the masked person. So that means finding a non-offensive method to get the attacker off the innocent and then only pin the attacker or capture him, if he is attacking you. Hmmmm, that makes things so difficult. It means that the attacker has more leverage. Of course we have all heard of stories of burglars being attacked by the households, or even just injuring themselves in a victim’s household and then suing the innocent. This is why the police stated it was such a grey area.

Being a masked Super is very difficult in the modern day of laws, regulations and even CCTV and photographic technology, but that doesn’t mean we give up. Most of the masked Supers we see on YouTube are good people who are genuinely helping people, even if it is just giving food to the needy, but there are the Supers that lurk in the shadows protecting the people of the world, wearing symbols of hope, truth, justice and the American righteous way. If i were a Superhero, i would be in the shadows, never seen, or if seen, never in the lime light, not even the zest of the lime light. Do i dare condone such behaviour? Yes i do. What do you think? Who knows, maybe one day London too will have a Superhero.

 

The SOPA I Wipe My Behind With

Who would think that censoring could be so “uncensible” and extremely “uncensitive”. Well in the hands of SOPA and PIPA it is. As many of you have experienced today Wikipedia, WordPress and Mozilla amongst others were showing their passion for how much they oppose the act of censoring the web. Both Wikipedia, WordPress and Mozilla share the one rule of “Freedom”, for information to be free. I feel that if it wasn’t for this freedom, non of the innovations we have come to use and see would be possible, because it all starts somewhere. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has a congress partition that everyone can partake in to help prevent this awful short-sighted legislation.

 

To start off i thought i would read an extensive amount on both the parties (SOPA and PIPA). I found it extremely funny that the full title for SOPA is,

“To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.” —H.R. 3261″

Haha “[…] and for other purposes.” I find it funny how they don’t seem to understand that it is freedom of speech and information that helps spread things around the world and having these things governed, and suppressed and put into a strawberry jam jar “Arrgghh!”, an empty strawberry jam jar “Arrrggghhh!”, just prevents such things from happening. It sounds to me like that annoying idiot of a Secretary Of Defense guy in most movies that just seems not to want to listen to anyone and just pound the ground with nukes and the whole world has to try and convince this individual that it is a big mistake and will make things worse. But no, the guy doesn’t listen and fires the missiles, and what happens? The Alien’s bio-electric fortress shield grows ten times larger and destroys everything and everyone in its path. Or in this case mass online riots, which i believe is what will happen. These legislation are that exactly…excluding the aliens…unless you like that sort of thing.

 

I remember when we had the VCR (oooooooohhh) and we would record our programmes and movies on it. Even that causes debate about copyright and paying for keeping content, and then giving out your VHS copy to a friend apparently makes it worse. So many sites offer the ability to download movies, but surely it isn’t illegal if one has the movie already or is wanting to watch it before buying (this one causes concern), the same as if one were to watch it on TV before buying. One perfect example is like watching my awesome favourite show Smallville. I thought to myself after watching it, technically i could record it on my TV, but then isn’t that the same as downloading it, after all, the downloads are always present after its broadcast. Now i am waiting to buy the complete boxset. Isn’t that acceptable?

 

I thought to myself would it be so bad if they censored websites that were making money out of piracy and copyright infringement? So i thought no that sounds about right, but it seems the legislation have taken it several steps further until it now directly affects the world in a very negative way. If this were going to happen then the creator of the World Wide Web “Sir Tim Berners-Lee” may as well have patented the Web since it were created a little over 20 years ago, causing freedom of the web to be extremely limited and companies with money the ability to have the means to communication beyond the rest of the world, us people with less money. But no, Mr. Berners-Lee -also anti SOPA- did not and let it out for the world to share. And no this is not final. The legislation are not final, otherwise if they do, i predict a Digital-War. If Superman were here he’d kick the crackers out of SOPAman and it’s short sidekick PIPAman.

 

Together we created the Digital Revolution and together we protect it.

 

Thanks for reading.

R